Definition of Strappado. Meaning of Strappado. Synonyms of Strappado

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Definition of Strappado

Strappado
Strappado Strap*pa"do, v. t. To punish or torture by the strappado. --Milton.
Strappado
Strappado Strap*pa"do, n.; pl. Strappadoes. [It. strappata a pull, the strappado, from strappare to pull, from Prov. G. strapfen: cf. G. straff tense, stretched.] A military punishment formerly practiced, which consisted in drawing an offender to the top of a beam and letting him fall to the length of the rope, by which means a limb was often dislocated. --Shak.

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